Stay in Doolin
Doolin has a lot to offer as a tourist location on the west coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. From the depths of
Doolin Cave to the heights of the Cliffs of Moher and plenty in between. Days can be spent touring The Burren and nights
filled with the sound of traditional Irish music from each of Doolins four Pubs.
Cliffs of Moher
The world famous Cliffs of Moher are just a stones throw from Doolin. The visitor centre and viewing platform are just
a short drive from Cahermaclanchy House but the best way to experience these magnificent cliffs is a walk along the edge
from Doolin to the visitor centre. Along this route you will see some amazing views that you just don't get from the viewing
platform at the visitor centre. Enhance your experience even further with a guided walk with Pat Sweeney of
Doolin Cliff Walks.
Pat is a local farmer and historian and an expert on local history and folklore. He also has farmland along two sections
of the trail so this is his backyard. Experience the Cliffs of Moher from perspective of a guide who has an enthusiasm and
passion for the locality.
Doolin Cave, the home of the Great Stalactite is just one kilometre from our B&B. Doolin cave was discovered in the 1950's
by two young men on an adventure. They entered this cave and crawled on their bellies for about a quarter of a mile to a chamber
that houses the huge stalactite which is 7.3m in length and is the longest stalactite in the northern hemisphere. At the cave
there is also a nature trail where visitors can learn of the flora and fauna of the local area, and a cafe to relax and re-fuel after your
adventure deep underground.
Aran Islands & Cliffs Cruises
Day trips to the Aran Islands from Doolin Pier are an excellent way to explore these scenic islands.
You can take a short ferry trip to each of the islands and also get ferries between the islands also. Two ferry companies operate
from the new Doolin Pier, both these ferries also operate ferry trips along the base of the cliffs of moher. This is an amazing cruise
where you will experience the massive size of these magnificent cliffs as they tower over 200m above you.
The Burren, a karst landscape in North Co. Clare is one of Ireland's six national parks. Doolin is situated on the south-western
edge of the Burren and is an excellent base for exploring the region. Due to it's unusual environment, the Burren supports the growth
of plants from many different parts of the world side by side. There are many walking and cycling routes to take in the Burren, and you
will also find guided tours of the area. The region is also home to many rare irish species, some of which can only be found
in this area.
Ailwee Caves & Birds of Prey
Located near Ballyvaughan in the heart of the Burren lies one of the oldest caves in Ireland. Guided tours of these amazing caves are
available daily. Explore the caves and discover the frozen waterfall and the remains of extinct brown bears. Visit the Birds of Prey
Centre and get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. Eagles, falcons, hawks, owls and vultures from all over the world
reside here. Learn about the birds, their conservation and the art of falconry.
If water sports is your thing then there is plenty on offer in the area. From swimming to surfing, paddle-boarding and kayaking. Beaches in Fanore, Lahinch
Liscannor & Doolin give you plenty of choices when the sun comes out for a while.
Caving & Rock Climbing
For the adventurous type, there are loads of caves in the area waiting to be explored. Local guides and experianced cavers are
available to help you along. Rock climbing and hiking are some more of the activities available when visiting the west coast of Ireland.
If you need help getting around and would like help planning your tour of the area then there are some local chauffeur tours available.
Experienced local drivers with a great knowledge of the area can transport you to all the local sights and scenery. You may even
discover some of Irelands hidden gems with their help. Executive car & mini-buses and even unique trike tours are available locally.